Rainbow Shark

Other Rainbow Shark Names: Rainbow Shark, Redfin Shark

Rainbow Shark Scientific Name: Epalzeorhynchos frenatum, Labeo frenatus

Rainbow Shark (Epalzeorhynchos frenatum))

Temperature Range: 74°F-82°F
pH Range: 6-8
Hardness Range: 5-15°

Family: Cyprinidae

Species Type: Cyprinids

Rainbow Shark Adult Size: 6 inches (cm)

Rainbow Shark Life Expectancy: 6 years

Rainbow Shark Habitat: Asian flood plains

Rainbow Shark Minimum Tank Size: 55 gallons

Rainbow Shark Temperament: Territoral and aggressive, particularly against own species.

Rainbow Shark Diet & Nutrition: Herbivorous - Does well with vegetable based flake food supplimented with fresh vegetables.

Rainbow Shark Description: The Rainbow Shark can be kept in a large community tank if there is plenty of cover to hide in. This larger fish is too aggressive for beginners. Very closely related to the Red Tailed Black Shark. Hollows and hiding places are recommended. Only one Rainbow Shark should be kept in each tank as they are intolerant of their own species. Also try not to keep Rainbow Sharks with Red Tailed Black Shark as they will also fight.

Tank Mate Compatibility: Other large community fish.

Rainbow Shark Breeding & Spawning: Difficult to breed in aquariums.

Determining Rainbow Shark Sex: Males have a black line on the anal fin.

Aquarium Region: Middle to top of tank.

Rainbow Shark Diseases: None specific to species

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